CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2018/2019 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Technology Assessment (8406/18 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Personal Qualities and People Skills

  1. Demonstrate positive work ethic.
  2. Demonstrate integrity.
  3. Demonstrate teamwork skills.
  4. Demonstrate self-representation skills.
  5. Demonstrate diversity awareness.
  6. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  7. Demonstrate creativity and resourcefulness.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Professional Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate effective speaking and listening skills.
  2. Demonstrate effective reading and writing skills.
  3. Demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrate healthy behaviors and safety skills.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace organizations, systems, and climates.
  6. Demonstrate lifelong-learning skills.
  7. Demonstrate job-acquisition and advancement skills.
  8. Demonstrate time-, task-, and resource-management skills.
  9. Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.
  10. Demonstrate customer-service skills.

Demonstrating Workplace Readiness Skills: Technology Knowledge and Skills

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies common to a specific occupation.
  2. Demonstrate information technology skills.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of Internet use and security issues.
  4. Demonstrate telecommunications skills.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Analyzing the Fundamentals of Technological Assessment

  1. Define technology assessment.
  2. Explain the concept of appropriate technology.
  3. Identify organizations and groups involved with technology assessment.
  4. Explain the historical interaction between technology and society.
  5. Evaluate current socio-technological issues.

Analyzing Technological Impacts

  1. Analyze the impacts and consequences of technological developments.
  2. Analyze the life cycle of consumer products and systems.
  3. Assess possible replacements of outdated technologies.
  4. Analyze the relationship between technology and the environment.
  5. Analyze the relationship between technological demand and resources.

Forecasting Technologies

  1. Define forecasting.
  2. Describe the factors necessary for changes in technology.
  3. Explain forecasting methods.
  4. Analyze the use of a forecasting method.
  5. Report on the predictions of future conditions and technologies.

Designing a Technical Product or System

  1. Assess a new product or system currently entering the market.
  2. Design a product or system to solve a problem or satisfy a need.
  3. Explore product-development costs and funding resources.
  4. Use three-dimensional modeling and analysis of the functional aspects of a product design and the optimization of a product.
  5. Describe the evaluation process of constraints, optimization, and predictive analysis (COPA) used to design a product or system.
  6. Analyze alternative solutions to existing problems.
  7. Incorporate aspects of universal design into a product or system.

Producing a Technical Product or System

  1. Apply safety procedures and practices.
  2. Produce a model or prototype that represents improvement in a product or system.
  3. Diagram material flow through the supply chain.
  4. Identify components of a quality assurance plan.
  5. Use tools, machines, materials, and processes.
  6. Evaluate a product or system.
  7. Produce an engineering design portfolio for a product or system.